Women lead the way in BRIT Award 2022 nominations

See the full list of nominations 👇

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by Hannah Mellin |

More women have been nominated than men in the Brit Awards 2022 nominations for the first time in a DECADE, with Adele, Lil Simz, Little Mix and Dua Lipa all in the running for the coveted awards.

Adele is up for four gongs and so are Ed Sheeran and rapper Lil Simz.

We’re so here for it!

The BRITs 2022 will look a little different as it’s the first time the awards will be gender-neutral, meaning that the ‘Best Male’ and ‘Best Female’ awards have been scrapped.

The ceremony will also see the introduction of four new genre awards - recognising the best pop, rock, dance and hip-hop acts of the year. Winners in those categories will be determined by a public vote via TikTok.

Check out the full list of nominations:

Album of the Year

Adele – 30

Dave – We’re All Alone In This Together

Ed Sheeran – =

Little Simz – Sometimes I Might Be Introvert

Sam Fender – Seventeen Going Under

Song of the Year

A1 x J1 – Latest Trends

Adele – Easy On Me

Anne Marie x KSI x Digital Farm Animals – Don’t Play

Becky Hill and David Guetta – Remember

Central Cee – Obsessed With You

Dave and Stormzy – Clash

Ed Sheeran – Bad Habits

Elton John and Dua Lipa – Cold Heart (Pnau Remix)

Glass Animals – Heatwave

Joel Corry, Raye and David Guetta – Bed

KSI – Holiday

Nathan Evans, 220 Kid and Billen Ted – Wllerman

Riton x Nightcrawlers feat. Mufasa & Hypeman – Friday

Russ Million x Tion Wayne – Body

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Artist of the Year



Ed Sheeran

Little Simz

Sam Fender

Group of the Year


D-Block Europe

Little Mix

London Grammar

Wolf Alice


International Artist

Billie Eilish

Doja Cat

Lil Nas X

Olivia Rodrigo

Taylor Swift

International Group




Silk Sonic

The War On Drugs

International Song of the Year

TB x Topic x A7S – Your Love (9PM)

Billie Eilish – Happier Than Ever

CKay - Love Nwantiti

Doja Cat and SZA – Kiss Me More

Drake and Lil Baby – Girls Want Girls

Galantis, Little Mix and David Guetta – Heartbreak Anthem

Jonasu – Black Magic

Lil Nas X – Montero (Call Me By Your Name)

Lil Tjay and 6lack – Calling My Phone

Måneskin – I Wanna Be Your Slave

Olivia Rodrigo – good 4 u

Polo G – Rapstar

The Kid Laroi and Justin Bieber – Stay

The Weekend – Save Your Tears

Tiesto – The Business

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Best New Artist

Central Cee


Joy Crookes

Little Simz

Self Esteem

Rising Star

Bree Runway

Holly Humberstone (already announced as winner)

Lola Young

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Pop/R&B Act


Dua Lipa

Ed Sheeran


Joy Crookes

Dance Act

Becky Hill

Calvin Harris

Fred again..

Joel Corry


Alternative/Rock Act


Glass Animals

Sam Fender

Tom Grennan

Wolf Alice

Hip Hop/Grime/Rap Act

AJ Tracey

Central Cee



Little Simz

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The show will also have a different host, as comedian Mo Gilligan will take over from Jack Whitehall.

Little Mix, who this year became the first female act to win best British group, are in the running for that prize once again. It will be one of their

The show will air live from London’s O2 Arena on Tuesday 8 February.

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